Jim Ballard Named Industry Chair on Sehlke Consulting’s Advisory Board

Jim Ballard
Jim Ballard

Jim Ballard, chairman of the board of directors at Preferred Systems Solutions, has been appointed industry chair on Sehlke Consulting’s board of advisers.

He brings to Sehlke’s advisory board his experience in defense, homeland security, civilian federal and intelligence markets, the company said in a May 4 news release.

Chad Sehlke, CEO and founder of Sehlke Consulting, described Ballard as an extraordinary leader who can add a new dimension to the group.

Ballard previously led PSS as CEO. He joined the McLean, Va.-based professional and technical services provider as president of its federal services group upon PSS’ August 2014 acquisition of Global Services & Solutions, which he established and led.

Prior to GSS, he worked as a senior vice president at 21st Century Systems and spent more than five years at Perot Systems Government Services, where he initially served as chief operating officer and subsequently president.

His specialties include strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, organizational alignment and federal information technology and information technology services markets.

He served in the U.S. Navy as an engineering duty officer for submarines as well as held various positions at Naval shipyards, the service branch’s program executive office for submarines and Naval Sea Systems Command.

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